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  • Opinion - A Right Royal Paradox: Ireland’s Ambivalence

    13 Jun
    Opinion - A Right Royal Paradox: Ireland’s Ambivalence

    In May 2018 large sections of Ireland’s citizenry unapologetically devoured even the most trifling details of the wedding of Prince Harry Windsor and Meghan Markle. It was not that different in 1981, when Prince Charles married Lady Diana. (Although, in the depths of the Troubles, Irish citizens were more discreet.)

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  • The famine in Cork

    08 May
    The famine in Cork

    The Great Famine, which occurred between 1845 and 1852, was neither the first nor the last of Ireland's famine experiences, but it was the most profound, and probably the most catastrophic event in modern Irish history.

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  • The curse of zombie fossils

    23 Mar
    The curse of zombie fossils

    New research has revealed how the history of life can be distorted by the ways animals decompose and lose body parts as they decay - and the ways in which decayed bodies ultimately become fossilised.

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  • Making the most of every bite

    21 Mar
    Making the most of every bite

    The HSE and UCC have this week published a new cookbook aimed at providing high-calorie, high-protein recipes for the estimated 145,000 people in Ireland who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition.

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  • Lá Fhéile Pádraig

    15 Mar
    Lá Fhéile Pádraig

    Our President, Patrick O'Shea, sends best wishes to all of you celebrating St Patrick's Day in Ireland and abroad - Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig daoibh go léir! 

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  • Was St Patrick married?

    09 Mar
    Was St Patrick married?

    St Patrick has been associated with snakes and shamrocks but the fact that he had a wife has largely been confined to the annals of history according to a UCC folklorist. 

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